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Hi all....I need to email some picture to a friend...unfortunately each picture is around 6.5mb and my email struggles with files that size...is there an easy way to make the files smaller so I cam mail them.
Location: Dublin, Ireland. (No, I just live here.)
On Windows, I find "Microsoft Office Picture Manager" is very good at basic picture editing: resizing, cropping, colour tweaking, and conversion. If you open the picture in that, you can choose Edit -> Export, select JPEG, and under "JPEG Options" you can choose the JPEG quality. Dropping it down to 80% or can offer a major reduction to the file size that you won't notice for most purposes.
Something to be aware of is that email attachments are scanned by your ISP's mail system on upload, this slows the upload down significantly, also a lot of AV programs scan attachments on the way out and the combination of the two, on a large file, screws things up totally, so try turning the 'scan e-mails on sending' option off in your AV program. You can scan the picture prior to attaching it as a totally separate operation if you wish.
(At least that's how it worked a few years ago I presume it's still the same)